Cathedral's of Pakistan
Christians at about 2.5 percent of the total population of Pakistan are a vibrant and a visible minority of Pakistan. Christian churches can be found in all major cities and towns. Christian religious events like Christmas and Easter are celebrated with great fervor and passion. Some of the notable Christian churches are as follows:
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi. The cathedral is located on Shahrah-e-Iraq, near the Empress Market. The Cathedral was initially established in a small building as early as 1845 but the present building was inaugurated in 1881. The Cathedral is a beautiful building designed in Gothic Revival architecture and can house 1500 worshippers at a time. The parish has five choirs and regular service is held on Sundays besides special service on designated days and special occasions. To visit the website of the Archdiocese of Karachi, Pakistan please click here.
Located on the beautiful Mall Road, Sacred Heart Cathedral is the main Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdioceses of Lahore. The church was consecrated in the year 1907. Designed in accordance with Roman Byzantine architecture, the Cathedral is one of the most iconic and beautiful building of Lahore and can house up to 2000 worshippers at a time. To visit the official website of the Archdioceses of Lahore please click here.
The Cathedral of the Holy Redeemer at Multan is the principal church of the Roman Catholic Diocese. The church has a long standing history of service to the Christian community of Multan. Regular service is held on Sundays and other significant Christian days. The church can house approximately 2000 worshipers at a time.
The Holy Rosary Church, Quetta is the main cathedral of Apostolic Prefecture in Pakistan. The church has the unique honor of translating the Holy Bible in Urdu language which was accomplished by Assistant Parish Priest Fr. Liberius Pieterse.
Known commonly as Lahore Cathedral, The Cathedral Church of the Resurrection is an Angelical cathedral located at the Mall Road, Lahore. The cathedral was consecrated in 1887 and is the seat of the Dioceses of Lahore, Pakistan. The cathedral is house to a number of Christian artifacts discovered during excavation at Taxila including an ancient cross. The cathedral is housed in a beautiful building that can accommodate up to 1800 worshippers at a time. The regular service is held each Sunday and on specially designated days.
St. Joseph's Cathedral is the main church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi. The cathedral has a large congregation from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and surrounding areas and is the home to St. Catherine’s Convent. The convent has always been on the forefront of poverty alleviation and general welfare projects aimed at low income families in the area.